Tour of Peterhof


The first mention of Petergof, which translates to mean “Peter’s Court,” was written in Peter the Great’s journal in 1705. The small city was founded at the beginning of the 18th century when the royal family’s extravagant summer residence was being built.

The first mention of Petergof, which translates to mean “Peter’s Court,” was written in Peter the Great’s journal in 1705. The small city was founded at the beginning of the 18th century when the royal family’s extravagant summer residence was being built. Every year thousands of tourists visit the town to admire its stunning architecture. Many of the buildings were designed using elements of gothic style, including buildings such as the train station, the post office and the imperial stables. RTG TV’s new film tells about the spiritual centre of Petergof – the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Belvedere Palace and the Sergeevka Palace and Park Ensemble, where in the shade one can often see a giant granite head…It is said that this head inspired a passage in famous poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin’s poem «Ruslan and Ludmila».